The International Smart Cities Network (ISCN) is steered by German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) to promoting international exchange and knowledge transfer at the national and local levels. The exchange between cities and ministries of urban development broadens the discussion, promotes a common understanding and strengthens common learning processes, as well as the position of cities in the international framework. It supports the integration of digital solutions in citizen-centred development processes and facilitates the exchange of best practices and lessons learned between cities and urban actors worldwide. An International Smart Cities Network secretariat has been set up at Berlin (Germany) with support of GIZ.
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community has signed a Joint Declaration of Intent with for cooperation within the International Smart Cities Network (ISCN) on 1st November 2019 in the presence of both head of States. Indian Ministry has nominated three Smart Cities- Bhubaneshwar, Kochi and Coimbatore as the member to this network. GIZ’s Climate Smart Cities Project supports the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs on ISCN affairs.
A webinar series on “Digital Urban Solutions in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic” was convened in the month of June-July 2020. Mr. Kunal Kumar, JS & MD (SCM) presented the “India’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” during the webinar held on 2nd July 2020. MoHUA is committed for hosting the ISCN 2nd Meeting in city of Bhubaneshwar.
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